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As Messi, Barcelona claim El Clasico, Pep left with trophy-less Manchester City season

Lionel Messi was nothing short of heroic in Barcelona's Clasico triumph at Real Madrid.

On the heels of a dramatic conclusion to the Champions League quarterfinals, there were sensational matches across Europe this weekend, with the greatest of them all decided by one of the greatest to ever play the game.

Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi was the hero of an incredible Clasico against Real Madrid, while in England, Manchester City’s FA Cup semifinal defeat left former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola trophy-less for the first time in his eight years as a coach.

In Germany, Max Kruse is making another bid for the national team with his stellar play at Werder Bremen, while there was more drama at Inter Milan, whose coach Stefano Pioli tried to resign. Meanwhile Monaco continues to hold off opponent PSG in Ligue 1’s title race, with 18-year-old Kylian Mbappe remaining in scorching form.

Here is what caught our eye around Europe this week

LA LIGA: Messi settles a Clasico for the ages

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